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Senior Systems offers a complete administrative solution to manage and access real-time school data with cross-functional communication tailored to the unique needs of independent schools. We deliver solutions every day to give faculty, staff, parents, and students accurate essential data that is faster, more secure and more efficient than ever before.

Senior Systems is now part of a larger independent school collective called Education Brands. Education Brands is a family of dedicated, education-focused software and service companies working closely with more than 4,000 schools to help them thrive in today’s digital environment. We are passionate about education technology and believe by working together, we can deliver the best solutions for our schools.

Management Team

Mike Gustin

General Manager

Michael J. Gustin is the General Manager for Senior Systems, Inc. Mike joined the company in 1997, starting in support and was a road warrior his first 10 years. He has enjoyed growing with Senior Systems and getting to learn many aspects of the business. Mike is responsible for the entire organization and couldn’t do it without his seasoned and experienced management staff. In his spare time, Mike enjoys traveling the world and doing house projects.

Catalin Enache

VP of Products

Catalin Enache is the VP of Product Development for Senior Systems. Catalin joined the company in 2015 in the Marlborough office, reporting to the General Manager. He is responsible for IT ecosystem for Senior Systems - Development, Product Management, Client Services and IT Infrastructure. Prior to Senior Systems, Catalin served as the VP of IT for XPO Logistics and other software development positions. Catalin holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania.

Chris Gilbert

Software Development Manager

Chris is currently responsible for the development of both the Ascendance and Radius product lines reporting to the VP of Product Development. He joined the company in 1995 as a Software Developer for what is now the Ascendance product line. Through the years, he has worked on most of the Ascendance products and is now using his knowledge of Independent School software to guide the development of Radius.

Ben Stevens

Manager, Implementation & Consulting

Ben Stevens is the Manager of Implementation and Consulting for Senior Systems, Inc. Ben joined the company in 2007 working as an Academic Implementation Specialist and now works closely with the Director, Project Management Services. He manages various implementation projects, oversees the Implementation Team and acts as intermediary with customers. Prior to join Senior Systems Ben worked on implementations for a medical software company and spent time working as an Account Manager managing technology projects. In his spare time, Ben enjoys ice cream, cooking, and time with his family.

Cheryl Williams

Director, Project Management Services

Cheryl joined the company in 1995 as Senior Systems' first Support employee. Shortly thereafter she starting doing Implementation and Training for schools and continues to be involved in that area to this day. Cheryl is responsible for a team of Project Managers who handle larger Implementation Projects and work closely with the School and their assigned Implementation/ Trainers to develop a project plan, identify action items and manage risk. Cheryl has product expertise in the Accounting, Admissions and Advancement products and often gets involved in training new hires working with these products. In her spare time, Cheryl volunteers at a local wildlife rehabilitation center assisting with the care of injured birds.

Staci MacDonald

Director, Product Support

Staci joined the company in 2003, serving in the Marlborough Office and reporting directly to the General Manager. She is responsible for leading a talented group of Product Support Representatives in guiding clients on how to use the software effectively and troubleshoot issues. Staci is an advocate for Service Excellence and maintains ongoing communication with the development team to ensure that client needs are being met within the software. In her spare time, Staci and her 3 children enjoy DIY projects and raising a delightful Goldendoodle.

Jeffrey Bambauer

Product/UX Manager

Jeff is the Manager of the Product Management and User Experience groups for Senior Systems, Inc. Jeff joined the company in 2006 in the Marlboro office and reports to the VP of Product Development. He oversees both the product and UX teams and helps drive product direction and focus development efforts on impactful enhancements. With a background in UI/UX he is able to bring that unique perspective to product management.

Steve Kearney

General Counsel

Steven P. Kearney is General Counsel and Director of Marketing for Senior Systems, Inc. Steve joined in 1996, serving in the Houston office and reporting directly to the general manager. He is responsible for all corporate legal matters, including, contract negotiations, drafting, enforcement, and dispute settlement. He is also responsible for market strategies, and assists in promotions for the Sales and Marketing group. In his spare time Steve enjoys golf, running, and being a father of two teenagers.

Steve Schmitt

Sales Manager

Steve is the Sales Manager for Senior Systems, reporting directly to the General Manager. Steve joined Senior Systems in 2014, and works remotely out of Atlanta. Prior to Senior Systems, he has been a top revenue producer for: Netsuite, Blackbaud, and Lawson Software. For the past 14 years, Steve has been passionate about working with Independent Schools to leverage technology to achieve their strategic goals.